Cricket Career and Profile of West Indian Cricketer Joel Garner


This article is about one of the most tallest West Indian fast bowles - Joel Garner. Joel Garner is the hero in the 1979 cricket world cup. Here is provided the profile, cricket career and the bowling records of this great fast bowler.

Joel Garner is a former West Indian Cricketer and one of the most tallest fast bowler. Member of the famous West Indies bowling line-up in 70's and 80's, Garner have one of the best bowling statistics in International Cricket.

Joel Garner started his cricket career in 1975. His international debut came against Pakistan in a Test Match in 1977. He took 6 wickets in the match and total of 10 wickets in two tests. His ODI debut also came against Pakistan and picked 3 wickets by gaving away just 27 runs.

Very soon Garner established himself as an important part of the West Indies bowling alongwith Andy Roberts, Colin Croft and Holding. In 1979 Cricket World Cup, he became a hero when in the final he grabbed five English wickets in the victory. Due to his excellent performance in International cricket and County cricket, Joel become the Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1980.

County Cricket
Joel Garner also played in County Cricket. He played for Somerset.

Bowling Records of Joel Garner

  • In Test Matches:
    • Matches - 58
    • Balls Bowled - 13169
    • Runs - 5433
    • Wickets - 259
    • Bowling Average - 20.97
    • 5 wicket hauls - 7
    • 10 wickets in a match - 0
    • Bowling Strike Rate - 50.8
    • Economy Rate - 2.47
    • Best Bowling Figure - 6/56
  • In ODI Matches:
    • Matches - 98
    • Balls Bowled - 5330
    • Runs - 2752
    • Wickets - 146
    • Bowling Average - 18.84
    • 5 wicket hauls - 3
    • Bowling Strike Rate - 36.5
    • Economy Rate - 3.09
    • Best Bowling Figure - 5/31
  • In First Class Cricket:
    • Matches - 214
    • Balls Bowled - 39829
    • Runs - 16333
    • Wickets - 881
    • Bowling Average - 18.53
    • 5 wicket hauls - 48
    • 10 wickets in a match - 7
    • Bowling Strike Rate - 45.2
    • Economy Rate - 2.46
    • Best Bowling Figure - 8/31
  • In List A Matches:
    • Matches - 256
    • Balls Bowled - 13359
    • Runs - 6598
    • Wickets - 397
    • Bowling Average - 16.61
    • 5 wicket hauls - 10
    • Bowling Strike Rate - 33.6
    • Economy Rate - 2.96
    • Best Bowling Figure - 6/29


Cricket Profile of Joel Garner

  • Full Name of Joel Garner - Joel Garner
  • Birth Date of Joel Garner - 16th December, 1952
  • Batting Style of Joel Garner - Right Hand Batsman
  • Bowling Style of Joel Garner - Right Arm Fast Bowler
  • Test Debut of Joel Garner - On February 18, 1977 against Pakistan at Bridgetown
  • ODI Debut of Joel Garner - On March 16, 1977 against Pakistan at Christchurch


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